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Words of Advice: What the Winner of the Texas Broadband Hero Award Can Teach Us About Connecting More Communities

Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) has virtually presented the Texas Broadband Hero Award to Teresa Burnett, the Executive Director of the Monahans Chamber of Commerce, for her work to expand broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use across parts of rural Texas.

“The Texas Broadband Hero Award is reserved for someone who demonstrates the passion, commitment and determination to close the Digital Divide in their community in such a way that it influences and impacts surrounding communities and region,” said Chris Pedersen, Executive Vice President, Connected Nation. “We recognize Teresa Burnett with this award for standing out in these areas and are inspired by her unwavering, broadband leadership.”

Burnett has worked tirelessly for the last several years to expand high-speed internet access to families and businesses across Monahans—tackling new challenges head on while motivating others to continue pushing forward. 

She joined Connected Nation to discuss her work to connect her whole community to high-speed internet access, including the challenges she’s faced and the progress made—and what other communities can learn from her experiences, including the one takeaway she says every community leader should hear. Watch the interview below: